A Treasure Trove

I was all ready to tell a very sad story today, and I will, but that story led to some really great news for our research library.  Charlotte Saalfeld, a 60 year old woman, who was one of the original immigrants, died on February 27, 1839 in St. Louis, Missouri.  In other words, this elderly … More A Treasure Trove

It Took Commitment

Today’s post from me is personal.  If you look at the same photo above that was in a previous blog post, you will see that two days after the death of Johann Christoph Weber, a young girl, Eve Magdalene Schmidt, died on March 31, 1839.  Eva was the two year old daughter of George Joachim … More It Took Commitment